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Kanji in this term
はじ
Grade: 4
kun’yomi

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初めて (hiragana はじめて, rōmaji hajimete)

  1. for the first time, first
     (かれ) (はじ)めてアメリカに ()た。
    Kare wa hajimete Amerika ni kita.
    He came to America for the first time.

(alternative reading hiragana はずめて, romaji hazumete)

  1. (dialectal) for the first time
    • 1984 February 15, Murakami, Motoka, “しゅなみだなみだまき [Shura’s Tears, Musashi’s Tears]”, in けん [Musashi’s Sword], volume 13 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 54:
       ()った……はずめて (しゅ) () ()った!
      Katta…… Hazumete Shura ni katta!
      Ah’ve done it…… Ah’ve finally beaten Shura!
      (literally, “I’ve won…… I’ve won over Shura for the first time!”)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN